January 14, 2007
On FOX News Sunday this week: An exclusive interview with Vice President Dick Cheney on the new strategy for victory in Iraq.
First, in the face of mounting criticism from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill and overwhelming disapproval from the American public, President Bush announces plans to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq as part of his latest strategy to defeat the insurgency.
The newest plan for a troop "surge" goes against recommendations by the Iraq Study Group, as well as statements by top U.S. Generals, that the Iraqis finally need to begin to take over the brunt of the fight. But many questions remain as we look ahead.
• Does Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have the ability or intention to finally clamp down on the violence and confront the powerful militias?
• Can the President continue to pursue the policy without a majority of the American people supporting the new plan and growing rancor in the Republican ranks?
• And, nearly four years into the war, will the latest plan finally defeat the insurgency, or is it too little, too late?
Then, we will look ahead to other international threats and a number of domestic issues. What is the next step for U.S. policy with Iran, given their growing interference in Iraq? Meanwhile, on the home front, how does the White House plan to work with the new Democratic majorities in Congress? Is there room for compromise or are this week’s contentious oversight hearings an indication of things to come for the next two years?
We will discuss all that and more with the Vice President, in a FOX News Sunday Exclusive.
Our FNS panel will then analyze the Democratic congress as it pushes through its "100 hours" agenda ,as well as the new strategy for the war in Iraq. We will be joined by our panel regulars: Fox News Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,